​​​​​CMC is regionally accredited (the strictest level). Some programs have specialized accreditation, too. 

Accreditation Is a Guarantee 

Copper Mountain College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.  

ACCJC is an accrediting organization that accredits two-year education programs in the western U.S. and Pacific islands. 

Accreditation is a voluntary system that evaluates a school’s effectiveness. ACCJC’s process guarantees to you that a college meets the organization’s standards, which are: 

ACCJC-accredited schools exist to help you succeed. We are a non-profit, public entity. We serve you and the community by giving you the best education and resources as possible. We’re always improving our ability to provide a worthwhile education. We evaluate and improve our methods continually. Everything we invest and do is for your benefit. 

Copper Mountain College is currently developing its Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) as part of the ACCJC review process, and we welcome input from the community!  You may send your input to accreditation@cmccd.edu.

Additional information about accreditation, including the ACCJC standards and the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at the ​​ACCJC website

ACCJC Documentation

Student Complaints

Most complaints, grievances, or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. It’s the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving a California Community College (CCC).  Information about complaint processes and points of contact can be found on the complaint process page. 

You are encouraged to work through the campus complaint process first before escalating issues to any of the following resources.  

If your complaint is associated with academic program quality and accreditation standards, or your issues can’t be resolved on the campus level, you may present your issues to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).  

If you have a complaint regarding discrimination, please contact the Chancellor’s Office legal division. You can also complete a form on the Chancellor’s Office web page for other complaints. 

Specific programs are also overseen by external agencies. The links below provide information about agencies where students can submit programmatic complaints. 

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Complaint Process